corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy pale golden orange color that’s more straw/yellow-hued with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Surprisingly good retention for high ABV and serving style with streaks of soapy lacing clinging to the glass. Color is much lighter than expected for a pumpkin beer.
Strong lactic cream presence in the aroma along with pumpkin pie filling, very prominent zesty citrus and peppery spice. Lots of coriander and white pepper along with some ginger and sweet orange peel. Pumpkin is in there but pretty subtle with only faint autumnal spice notes. Most of the pumpkin beer character is overpowered by the citrus, pepper and lactose. Smells more like a cream-witbier hybrid.
Full bodied with creamy texture and a crisp, peppery bite that lingers over the lactic creaminess, sweet citrus and pumpkin into a dry finish. Definitely has more of a cream ale flavor profile than a traditional pumpkin beer. Wouldn’t have even guessed that pumpkin was in there if I didn’t know. Strong lactose sweetness/creaminess followed by pepper, coriander and ginger. Underneath, there’s some bready yeast with prominent citrus zest in the finish, especially orange pith. . Little to no autumnal spices that are typically associated with the style. Still, this is a pretty flavorful beer with nice cream ale characteristics. I was just expecting a bit more pumpkin.
katrinaez (1255) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting touch of hops for a pumpkin and an ale. Almost belies the name. Smooth. Can
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft at EBF, another novelty huge cream ale. This one was light in pumpkin flavor, not much for spices, but the alcohol burn was there. Ok but I couldnt drink more than the sample.
PhillyCraft (5593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pour house on a couple occasions. Pours clearish orange gold with very small head. Pumpkin is pretty light, mostly get some bready malt and flowery hops. Lots of nutmeg/ginger spice in this offering, wasn’t offensive but wish it was more of a cream ale like the name implied. Decent.
closey22 (1632) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold with lasting foamy lacy white head; aroma is light with a hint of pumpkin spice; Flava is slightly sweet and bitter with notes of spice and gourd; feels medium and slightly fizzy; finishes dry and bitter
mansquito (5183) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is spicy hops, spice, citrus, and pepper. Taste is certainly not pumpkin. It is rather bitter. There is some cream ale up in there, but mostly, this is just a hoppy strong ale. Alcohol is rather well-covered.
conway (2210) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is indistinct but has vague pumpkin notes. Taste adds some citrus and spice. Nice creamy mouthfeel. This is one of the better pumpkin beers I've had.
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-white-yellow/gold. A-sweet lt malt. T-sweet lt malt, 2nd spice hops, but not pumpkin character.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Not sure about the cream part. More like a hoppy amber with some pumpkin spicy. Tasty. But not what you picture when you hear pumpkin cream.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden orange, with a thin head. Light pumpkin sweetness, ginger, and some light floral hops in the finish. Decent.